The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 1,933 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 27,407.
Between Friday and Saturday, there were 713 new cases; 626 more cases were reported between Saturday and Sunday; and 594 more COVID-19 cases were added between Sunday and Monday.
In total, 7,818 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 17,046 in Fraser Health, 494 in Vancouver Island Health region, 1,307 in Interior Health, 649 in Northern Health region, and 95 people whose residence is outside of Canada.
The number of active cases has increased by 238 to 7,360 in B.C.
There are now a total of 277 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 59 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units. More people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in B.C. than there ever have been in the past.
17 additional COVID-related deaths were reported over the past three days, and the death toll is now at 348.
There are currently 10,200 people being monitored by public health for symptoms of COVID-19 after they were exposed to the virus.
A total of 19,059 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.
Six new outbreaks were reported at health care facilities across the province, while two outbreaks have been declared over.
There are a total of 54 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and 6 acute-care facilities that have active, ongoing outbreaks.
There remain a number of ongoing COVID-19 exposure sites. B.C. residents are urged to check the BC CDC website for all public alerts about possible exposures to the virus.
Those who may have been exposed are asked to monitor their symptoms, reduce the number of contacts they have, and call 811 to get tested for the virus if they do develop symptoms.
Island Health region
48 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region since Friday.
There have been a total of 494 cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died. Three people in the region are currently in hospital after contracting the virus, one of whom is in ICU.
Island Health reports that as of Monday, November 23, there are 152 active cases in the region.
- South Vancouver Island Active cases: 40, Total Cases: 164
- Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 100, Total Cases: 215
- North Vancouver Island Active cases: 12, Total Cases: 115
The COVID-19 case curve in Vancouver Island health region as of November 23 is represented below:
As of Friday there had been a total of 1,030,631 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 118,623 of which were done in the Island Health region.
The BCCDC has set up a 2019 novel coronavirus telephone information line at 1-833-784-4397 for those who have further questions about this disease.
Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus, should contact their primary care provider, local public health office, or call 8-1-1.
The Province has also created the 1-888-COVID-19 line to connect British Columbians needing non-medical information about the pandemic.
As of the time of publication, the total number of COVID-19 patients worldwide has risen to 59,454,606.
Over 1,401,223 people have died from the illness and 41,093,430 have recovered.